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Viktor Korchnoi vs Erkin Gurbanzade
National Open (2007), Las Vegas, NV USA, rd 1, Jun-08
King's Indian Defense: Saemisch. Bobotsov-Korchnoi-Petrosian Variation (E81)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Jun-28-07  Hidden Skillz: i'm amazed that black couldn't find a path to victory.
Jun-29-07  Klunk: I watched this game in person. Black tried to win on time against a person who has played in time pressure his entire life. I wonder whether Korchnoi told him that he "knows nothing about chess" after the game.
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  whiteshark: After 51. Rxd7

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the position is TB drawn

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  whiteshark: After <67. Rb8 <??>>

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the position is TB lost (#31), if black would have played <67... f3!>

Jul-06-07  MJW 72: VK plays the swiss gambit
Aug-14-07  SniperOnKN2: korchnoi was completely busted after 25.Nxc4. nice rook lift/manuevering by black.
Dec-11-07  goldenbear: I was sitting next to Korchnoi's wife during this game. When it was clear he was lost, she started reading from a gold book in her left hand and rubbing strange stones with her right hand. It was surreal.
Dec-11-10  goldenbear: This was the most remarkable chess occurence I've ever witnessed in person. Who would even keep playing after 29.Rxe2? This was also the only time I've ever seen applause at the end of a game while many other games were in progress. Korchnoi went on to win four of his next five games, with one draw.
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  OhioChessFan: <whiteshark: After 51. Rxd7 the position is TB drawn >

Almost impossible for me to believe. As for the game, Black was too quick to exchange Queens and Rooks, but you can hardly fault him for it.

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  whiteshark: <OhioChessFan: Almost impossible for me to believe.>>

Here's the straight and narrow, you unbeliever : :D

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